Organic maca. Native to the Peruvian central Andes, and used from pre Incan times for both nutritional and medicinal purposes, maca is a tuberous root vegetable which is after harvest naturally processed (gently dried and milled at low temperatures) into a flour like powder. Maca is richly endowed with essential nutrients that provide a great source of energy, support physical and mental performance and help maintain optimal stamina and vitality.
Usage of Maca:
Sprinkle 1-10 g (approx. 1-3 teaspoons) a day on muesli, fruit or vegetable salads, in smoothies or add to other raw / home cooking recipes.
100 % organic Maca root powder
Balancing hormones, strengthening the immune system, increasing physical strength and endurance, improving general well-being, increasing fertility, strengthening mental and learning abilities, preventing cancerous and cardiovascular diseases.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant of the high Andes, growing nutrient-poor soil above 4100 meters above sea level. Its underground roots have been used in nutrition and medicine of the natives for millennia. Maca roots come in different sizes, shapes and colours. Planet BIO maca powder is a mixture of red, yellow and black roots, providing the broadest spectrum of activity.
Maca powder contains 4 different alkaloids that balance hormone secretion in the brain, hormonal balance being the key of the correct body functioning. Consuming maca powder can thus help with problems related to hormonal imbalance, such as menstrual and menopausal problems, mood swings, lack of libido, etc. Approximately 11 % of maca powder are proteins, whereas the majority are carbohydrates (approx. 70 %), the main energy source. Maca also contains dietary fibre and tannins, which improve digestion and help secrete toxins and waste products.
There are over 20 different fatty acids, 19 amino acids and many minerals: calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and others found in traces. There are also vitamins C, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 and carotenes found in maca.
Maca is a superfood from the Andes with growing popularity all over the world, as its regular consumption does our bodies a great favour:
- balancing hormones
- increasing immunity and general health
- boosting energy levels and increasing
- physical strength
- promoting fertility
- increasing mental and learning abilities
- preventing from different diseases (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, …)